How to make shredded chicken in 2 minutes and six recipes to enjoy it

Chicken is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, and even more so when it is shredded, since with it we can create countless recipes. What do you have on hand in the cupboard? That’s all you need to make him a meal of champions.

Poultry is one of the most acclaimed proteins in Mexican cuisine; According to the National Union of Poultry Farmers, the consumption of chicken per year is 33.2 kilos per year per person, so if we eat that much, why not vary the classic roasted breast?

The best ways to achieve juicy shredded chicken and make recipes with it

Let’s go by parts. Almost all parts of the chicken can be shredded; however, it is more common – and easier – when it is obtained from cooked breast.

Traditionally it was cooked in broth, the skin was removed and the tedious work began with the hands.

Here is a trick: the flavor of the meat will go to the bottom and the flavor of the bottom to the meat, so we recommend adding a lot of salt, aromatic herbs and vegetables such as carrots, celery and onions.

Today there are tricks like electric mixers that make the process much easier. Do you want to try? place the whole breast in a bowl, turn on the mixer and let the magic happen before your eyes.

Recipes with shredded chicken: ready in two by three

chicken Tinga

The most classic of Mexican cuisine. It consists of stewing the meat in a broth of tomato, onion, garlic and chipotle chili. The result is fantastic to put on toast and cover with cream and raw green sauce. Click on the image to see the recipe step by step.

chicken apple salad

Who said that chicken could only be eaten warm? This -and many other recipes- proves the opposite, and that is that, in addition to being delicious when it smokes, it is also fresh when served with a salad.

Mix a complete shredded chicken breast with three tablespoons of mayonnaise and one of sour cream. Finely chop a quarter of an onion and half an apricot lettuce. Season with salt and pepper and add two diced green apples. So easy and rich.

Bittersweet chicken

yakimeshi and chop suey recipe

Yakimeshi can go perfectly with chicken in teriyaki or sweet and sour sauce.

That sweet sauce with touches of soy sauce that we love about Chinese food, of course it is possible to replicate it at home. We like to prepare it to accompany shredded chicken, and this is one of the recipes that dazzles with its ease.

In a bowl, mix a little soy sauce and half of that portion of honey. Add seasonings such as ginger, chili flakes and sesame oil until everything is integrated and the flavor is to your liking. Finish with a teaspoon of cornstarch and make sure there are no lumps.

Heat a frying pan, pour the sauce and the shredded chicken on top. Let it thicken, accompany with fried rice and now yes, enjoy the food!

Chicken fajitas

Throughout the world, fajitas are a symbol of Mexican cuisine that can captivate anyone when they are well cooked. They are more of a Tex Mex origin and their preparation is quite simple.

We love them with colored bell peppers, onion and tomato. Click on the image to see one of the best recipes with shredded chicken.

Chicken puff pastry with slices

If you have a special dinner or just want to eat tasty and a little more elaborate, this is the preparation for you. Get puff pastry – it is sold in supermarkets or here we explain step by step how to make it – and stretch it in an oven-safe container.

Clean four poblano peppers and drain a can of corn kernels. Mix them in a bowl and add a shredded chicken breast; It ends with 250 grams of grated Asadero or Manchego cheese and a cup of cream.

Pour everything on top of the puff pastry and sprinkle more cheese on top. Bake for 25 minutes at 180ºC or until golden brown on the surface.

Rice, lentil and chicken salad

You would never believe that shredded chicken would be as fresh as it is in these recipes. Here you can use the grains you want and we wanted to make it with brown rice, wild rice, lentils and a little chickpea.

Mix all of the above with a shredded chicken breast and finely chop a cucumber and a red pepper. Integrate it and dress with two tablespoons of balsamic or apple vinegar and four of olive oil. Ta ran!